2018/09/06: Never before has such a small number of firms been able to control what billions can say and see
2017/05/24: The individualisation of our exposure to information through ‘filter bubbles’ facilitates the atomisation of society and pushes dissenting voices to the margins.
We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it's changing. The results should worry you.
The kinds of things that I often see could literally be stopped by one person. I mean: 4chan trending on Google during the Las Vegas shooting? How that even happened, I have no idea, but I do know that one person could have stopped that.
1. Google tracks you. We don't.
Over the last two years, the capacity to manage mood has been monetised through the sharing of fake news and political feeds atuned to reader preference: you can also make people happy by confirming their biases.
An ex-YouTube insider reveals how its recommendation algorithm promotes divisive clips and conspiracy videos. Did they harm Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency?
Here is what Mark Zuckerberg learned from his 30-state tour of the US: polarisation is rife and the country is suffering from an opioid crisis. Forgive me if I have to lie down for a moment. Yet it
Media professionals in countries such as Guatemala and Slovakia fear for effect Facebook's news feed changes will have on their already fragile politics
The problem is this: Facebook has become a feedback loop which can and does, despite its best intentions, become a vicious spiral. At Facebook's scale, behavioral targeting doesn't just reflect our behavior, it actually influences it. Over time, a service which was supposed to connect h
Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped start. But is the most powerful tool for connection in human history capable of adapting to the world it created?
Online social interactions are no substitute for the real thing.
Some people are still holding out that technology will save humanity from itself. But we keep forgetting that the world doesn't run on information-it runs on emotion. And that's why everything is fucked right now.
News media play a vital role in the functioning of democracy; they shape our culture, world views, values and society in itself. Media are expected to be free and diverse, and to contribute to democracy by disseminating information, influencing public opinion and igniting political discussions that are key to what Andrew Perrin would call in
Un'inchiesta di ProPublica, sito di giornalismo investigativo, punta i riflettori sulla mancanza di trasparenza riguardo ai dati acquistati dal social
We need more text and fewer videos and memes in the age of Trump.
The Overton Window and Political Control The Overton Window is a concept in political sociology referring to the range of acceptable opinions that can be held by respectable people. "Respectable" of course means that the subject can be integrated with polite society. Respectability is a strong precondition on
Did you know Facebook is cosponsor of Thursday's debate? It's part of a trend that started with YouTube in 2007. But while users can submit questions -- Fox will still decide which ones get asked.